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Nate the Great and the Monster Mess
Contributor(s): Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman, Weston, Martha (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0440416620     ISBN-13: 9780440416623
Publisher: Yearling Books
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: September 2009
Annotation: Nate the Great loves his mother's Monster Cookies. Her Strawberry Draculas, her Chocolate Frankensteins, and especially her Cinnamon Werewolves. But now her Monster Cookie recipes are missing! Nate, the great detective, has never solved a case for his mother before. Can he do it? With his dog, Sludge, Nate gets to work. They look, sniff, climb up, bend down, push, and pull. They find long and short clues. Crinkly, wrinkly clues. And fishy, fangy clues. But which clues count? Can Nate the Great ever hope to eat those wonderful cookies again?
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Lost and found possessions; Fiction.
Dogs; Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Readers
- Juvenile Fiction | Mysteries & Detective Stories
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2016042144
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
Series: Nate the Great
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 7.50" H x 5.25" W x 0.25" (0.30 lbs) 32 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): MARJORIE WEINMAN SHARMAT has written more than 130 books for children and young adults, as well as movie and TV novelizations. Her books have been translated into twenty-four languages. The award-winning Nate the Great series, hailed in Booklist as “groundbreaking,” has resulted in Nate’s real-world appearances in many New York Times crossword puzzles, sporting a milk mustache in magazines and posters, residing on more than 28 million boxes of Cheerios, and touring the country in musical theater. Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and her husband, Mitchell Sharmat, have also coauthored many books, including titles in both the Nate the Great and the Olivia Sharp series. 
MARTHA WESTON illustrated How Will the Easter Bunny Know? by Kay Winters (Yearling), as well as more than forty books for children, including six she also wrote.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2000 Spring)
Nate's latest case is close to his heart or, rather, stomach. The boy detective and his canine sidekick, Sludge, are in hot pursuit of his mother's Monster Cookies recipe. Like earlier books in the popular series, this installment maintains a winning combination of crisp narration, quirky characters, and subtle humor. Weston's understated, yet expressive illustrations hold true to the style of the original illustrator, Marc Simont.Copyright 2000 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1999 December)
Gr 1-3-When Nate's mom cannot find her recipe for his favorite monster cookies, the boy detective immediately sets out to find it. With the help of his dog, Sludge, Nate combs his home and neighborhood for clues. On his search, the supersleuth questions a cast of characters with whom readers of the series will be familiar, such as Annie, Oliver, and Rosamond. Using his problem-solving skills, Nate is finally able to figure out where the elusive recipe for Strawberry Draculas, Chocolate Frankensteins, and Cinnamon Werewolves was hiding. The short chapters and quick resolution of the mystery will be appreciated by beginning readers. Weston's colorful illustrations, done in the style of the series' original illustrator, Marc Simont, provide visual clues and break up the text nicely. Nate's many fans will eagerly sink their teeth into this treat.-Maura Bresnahan, Shawsheen School, Andover, MA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.